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things to do in C'ville

Barrington, Illinois
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things to do in C'ville

I already have a post on restaurants. However, if you want to give us advice on that question, please feel free. When we get into Charlottesville, we have only a Sunday afternoon/evening and all day Monday and Tuesday to do everything. If you were open to anything during that time, what would you do? We are wiling to travel within a 100-mile radius since we have a car. We're coming from northern Illinois, so a huge amount of driving after our arrival is not terribly attractive. Thanks!

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Wineries. Our favorite thing to do is to visit the local wineries. In my opinion, Virginia has really moved into the second tier of wineries in the US, on par with Washington, Oregon and New York, but not up to California for overall consistently good wine. However, you can find some individual wines/wineries that are especially good. See some of the other posts in this forum for plenty of recommendations - but I recommend Veritas as a top winery in the area.

http://www.virginiawines.org/ (note especially the maps for the Central and Shenandoah Valley regions for wineries close to Charlottesville)

http://www.veritaswines.com/

Go 20 miles west to Staunton to see Shenandoah Shakespeare if they have any performances going on during the time you are in the area. Great live theater in a really neat setting. If you are heading into Charlottesville from the west, you could stop on Sunday in Staunton before arriving in Charlottesville. I believe that they have Sunday afternoon matinee perfomances. An especially good option if the weather is rainy and you don't want to be outside.

americanshakespearecenter.com/blackfriars/

Those are our two favorite things to do in the area.

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Thanks so much. We leave tomorrow morning and I appreciate such a great reply, since we waited until the last minute.

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